Other nearby places of interest include Ben Uri Art Society and London Jewish Museum of Art (0.2 miles), Pollocks toy museum (0.2 miles) and the Political Cartoon gallery (0.3 miles).
Hotel in DetailRe-opened on September 12th 2013 after a 3 year transformation. Formerly called the Berners Hotel and soaked in history being a classical building that dates back to 1835, it was converted to a hotel in 1904 from the 5 existing houses. Guests are welcomed at the hotel entrance by a doorman ready to assist you from the moment you arrive at the hotel. The hotel lobby is actually a combination of the lobby and the bar and features a towering stuccoed ceiling strung with a stainless-steel orb by the German industrial designer Ingo Maurer. Creating an intimate feel is the real fire to one corner while a billiard table is placed in another corner while a billiard table features in another corner.
The first floor of the hotel is where the 3 meeting rooms are located and they include one board room with natural light.
Bedrooms have a ski-cabin chic look featuring all wood-panelled walls and faux-fur throws. The guest rooms come with free wireless and wired internet access, safe, desk, iron and ironing board, mini-bar, two telephones with voicemail, 46 inch flat screen television, sound proofing, pay movies and an iPod dock.
The bathrooms come with an enclosed rainforest shower, custom-made Le Labo toiletries, a robe, slippers and hairdryer.
24 hour room service. daily maid service.
Berners Tavern: British menu with a modern twist. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Features high ceilings and 185 artworks rising up the walls. There's
Lobby Bar: Furnished with an eclectic mix of unique pieces and iconic British and European design interpreted with an unexpected twist. It features Donald Judd inspired sofas, modern wingback chairs and an antique billiard table.
Punch Room: A fumed-oak panelled cocktail bar inspired by the comfort of English manor house libraries and nineteenth-century London's private clubs.
Basement nightclub: Located of course in the hotel basement.
Onsite is a gymnasium with Cardiovascular equipment, Treadmill, stairmaster, spinning and elliptical trainer.
Dry cleaning services, currency exchange, luggage storage facilities. Hotel has lifts.
Fully non-smoking throughout. No pets allowed.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 84% by past guests. The London average is 78% and the average for 4 star hotels is 81%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Marriott Hotels across the chain average 85% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Marriott hotels.
Below average for a Marriott hotel but still a hotel to consider. The hotel remains better rated than most London hotels and additionally ranks above the average guest rating for 4 star hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 236th from 791 London hotels, 12th of 19 Marriott Hotels, and 101st of 298 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.3 miles, 0.5 km) would be the 4 star Bloomsbury Hotel, whose lowest rates start at about £150 and which has a 92% guest satisfaction rating. The Bloomsbury Hotel also offers: free WiFi.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Rathbone Hotel. 0.1 miles from here (0.2 km), achieving a rating of 83% by its past clients where rates start from approximately £90.
Howabout an alternative hotel that has scores higher in guest reviews? Then the 5 Star Ham Yard Hotel ticks many of the right boxes. The Ham Yard Hotel is only 0.4 miles (0.7 km) away. The Ham Yard Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 96%, one of the best rated London hotels.
More hotels from this chainYou may be thinking your only preferred choice is still going to be the Marriott chain your closest choices would be:
Marriott Grosvenor Square: is 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 82% and rates start from about £199.
Marriott Grand Residences Mayfair: is 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 95% and base rates begin at about £579.
Grosvenor House (A JW Marriott Hotel): 1.0 miles (1.5 km), rated at 85% and with rates from around £279.
Marriott Park Lane Hotel: 1.0 miles (1.6 km), rated at 89% and with rates from around £349.
Parking:Public parking is possible in close proximity to the hotel and charges are applicable.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Bedroom Numbers: 173 / 76 floors
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
History: Sold by Marriott to the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority in January 2014. Marriott continue to manage under a franchise agreement.
The refurbishment ending in 2013 saw the room numbers increase from 155 to 173.
In 2006 the Berners Hotel closed for major refurbishment, however its owners JJW Hotels and Resorts went into administration and the hotel was still under scaffolding when bought by Marriott International for in excess of £60 million pounds (beating 40 other bids) in 2010. Marriott then partnered with Ian Schrager (of Studio 54 in New York and St martins Lane and Sanderson hotels in London fame) to create a boutique style hotel under the 'Edition' brand. The London Edition was totally rebuilt and the work took 3 years with the re-opening on September 12th 2013.
The building was originally a group of five townhouses before being converted into the Berners hotel in 1908.
Conde Nast Hot List 2014 'one of the five best designed hotels in the world', 20th in world for best new hotel opening